ANCHORAGE – Senior forward Jacob Lampkin had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team used a dominating defensive effort to earn a 65-39 win Tuesday over Alaska Fairbanks in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Lampkin tied his own UAA season-high scoring total on 9-of-10 shooting, along with four assists and two blocks, helping the Seawolves (5-4, 1-0 GNAC) shooting a season-best 51 percent from the field.
Guard Alex Baham led UAF (2-5, 0-1) with 10 points as the Nanooks were held to 30 percent shooting and scored their fewest both ever against the Seawolves in 102 all-time meetings.
UAA trailed 3-2 early before pulling away for good with a 14-0 run. UAA’s 29-13 halftime lead equaled the program’s second-fewest points allowed against a Div. II foe in the first half, while the 39 points for the game tied for the fourth-fewest against D-II competition.
Meanwhile, the Seawolves extended their winning streaks against UAF to seven straight overall, 15 in a row in Anchorage, and 23 of the last 24 overall. UAA now leads the all-time series 80-22, including 46-5 at home.
The Seawolves return to action Thursday against one of the two remaining unbeaten teams, hosting Montana State Billings (5-0, 0-0) at the Alaska Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. Call 907-786-1562 for tickets.